Preview of Clontarf Historical October Talk

26 Sep 2012

clontarf historical society logoThe next talk by the Clontarf Historical Society is entitled: 'The rise and demise of the Dublin Cattle Market’ and it is presented by Liam Clare.

In the second talk of the new season Liam recollects how the herding of cattle down the North Circular Road is the sole surviving memory which many older Dubliners have of the Dublin Cattle Market.  But the market was an extremely important Dublin institution, and was once ‘the biggest and best’ cattle market in Europe.

The market opened in 1863, and despite continuous conflict between farming, trading, local and other pressure groups, its sales peaked in 1923 and again in 1957. But the arrival of cattle marts, meat factories, supermarkets, milk processors and large-scale pig farming combined to lead to an inexorable, contentious close in 1973 of an important Dublin institution.

The talk takes place on Monday 8th October at 8.15 in the Parish Resource Centre, St. John The Baptist Church, Clontarf Road.